A federal court in the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri has ruled that a court order will not be necessary to compel a university health system to continue providing gender-affirming treatments to two transgender youths. This decision comes as a result of litigation over the validity of a policy that would end their care.
The plaintiffs, J.C. and K.J., had filed a lawsuit alleging that the curators of the University of Missouri violated their rights under Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act by announcing a policy that would bar their treatments. The court granted their request to withdraw their petition for a preliminary injunction, allowing the case to proceed without the need for a court order.
Missouri is one of 23 states that… (content cut off)